July 20, 2011 — The campus of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City was teeming with activity July 8 as the Office of Admissions welcomed more than 80 visitors to campus for its “Discovery Day Open House.”
The event offered those considering a career in chiropractic a sample of what to expect when they arrive on campus. With a variety of events and activities, the 40 potential students and their families learned what it takes to become a chiropractor.
After being welcomed by Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president, the guests were divided into smaller groups for a campus tour. While exploring the facilities, they witnessed a mock adjusting exercise, spent time in the Anatomy lab, the physical therapy bay and toured the health center. To gain a student perspective, they were also able to ask a panel of current Clevelanders questions about the program.
Hosted by the Office of Admissions, open houses take place three times per year, and have become an integral part of the selection process for prospective students. So much so, that guests travel great distances to explore their options. In addition to those from Missouri and Kansas, the group also included visitors from Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Minnesota and Colorado.
Melissa Denton, director of admissions, attributes the continued success of the program to the broad range of information that is provided.
“Students and their parents want to experience a day in the life of a Cleveland Chiropractic College student first hand,” Denton said. “That is what Discovery Day Open House provides — an actual account of what our students do each day on campus. And the interaction with faculty and alumni is top notch!”
Dr. Scott Bennington, a 2008 Cleveland graduate, closed out the activities with a presentation about what he has experienced in the short time since graduation. Bennington has a practice in Rogers, Ark., but frequently works outside the office and has the freedom to set his own schedule. That kind of professional independence is something that many exploring chiropractic find appealing.
“The group was amazed at Dr. Bennington’s success after being in practice for a little less than three years,” Denton said. “They were impressed that he only works in the office three days a week, but spends the rest of the time at large, area companies providing his services to the company employees. That is one of the benefits of the profession, making your own schedule because you’re the boss!”
After their time on campus, some of the guests were convinced that a career in chiropractic was right for them. As a result, several individuals filled out an application for admission at the conclusion of the day. Discovery Day helped them take the next step on a journey that will change their lives forever.
Source: Cleveland Chiropractic College, www.cleveland.edu